Liberty High School, Joes, CO
Cheryl is a wonderful advocate and life-long resident of Yuma County. Cheryl loves her community and the spirit towards how she approaches her family, her job, her activism, and her friendships and business relationships is beyond compare.
Cheryl retired from USDA Rural Development in August 2013 after 33 years of federal service. She was the Northeast Area Director and managed the office in Wray. She coined the phrase, “I’m the government and I’m here to help!”
Cheryl is a member of Morgan County Economic Development Business Accelerator Group, member of Northeast Colorado Economic Developers, past member of Financial Management Advisory Focus Group with CSU’s Golden Plains Area Extension Office, and Progressive 15. She also has great faith and participates in her church.
She graduated from Barnes Business School and attended University of Colorado Graduate School of Public Administration. Cheryl also attended Jones Real Estate College and holds an inactive Independent Brokers License. Cheryl has received numerous awards throughout her career including: Rural Development Manager of the Year, Exceptional Performance Support from Rural Development Under Secretary Tom Dorr and Community Development Award as Program Director.
Cheryl and her husband, Delbert are 4th generation Yuma County residents, raising their two daughters in Wray. Cheryl is very proud of her daughters, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren.